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Today, we’re featuring a beautiful travel story from film photographer Giacomo Mason of his time in Cyprus. Here is more from Giacomo about capturing the amazing history and culture of Cyprus on 35mm film…
I visited Cyprus for around ten days this summer. Cyprus has been on my bucket list for a very long time. It’s got a millenary history of cultures and religions mixing together, gorgeous Mediterranean views and smells, warm people, and stunning food. I was with a group of friends, and the primary purpose was fun and sightseeing – definitely not picture-taking. That’s why I chose to bring along my smallest rangefinder, the Olympus 35 SP. It’s got the light weight and small form factor to make it easy to carry around but still sports a 42mm lens that’s sharp as a katana.
Kodak Gold really shines in the harsh light of the Med. It gave me beautiful warm colors when the sun was lower on the horizon, but it held up beautifully in the harshest of midday lights, always giving that nice punch it’s famous for. These are uncomplicated pictures, but they tick all the boxes for me: they take me back to happy times, seeing new places with people I love, the salty breeze on my face and a camera in my hands.